Biking from Vienna to Budapest!
I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis 10 years ago. I have participated in the MS Walk or Bike Tour since then, but this year I am doing something a little different to mark the 10 year anniversary of being diagnosed and to raise funds for MS research. To celebrate the fact that I am still able to ride my bike 10 years into this disease, I will be biking from Vienna to Budapest in July. The plan is to roll into Budapest on July 23rd, the anniversary of my diagnosis, as a way to say "Take that, MS!" The trip is approximately 335 kms along the Danube River and I will be spreading the trip out over 9 days.
Your support, financial or otherwise, means a lot to me as I mark this milestone and raise funds that will continue to support valuable MS research that will lead to a better understanding of the disease, development of new treatments, and hopefully a cure some day soon.
Canada has the highest rate of MS in the world.
It’s true – 100 000 Canadians live with MS. Having multiple sclerosis means that one morning you may not be able to walk when you wake up. Or that you may suddenly have impaired vision. Or that your memory will fail you for no apparent reason. The symptoms of MS are many and vary for everyone.
I’m taking the challenge to help the MS Society fund research, advocate for change, and help people with MS and their families. Proceeds from my campaign and others like it provide support and services to help those living with this disease, their families and caregivers. They also fund research with three primary goals: to find a cause and cure for MS, repair nervous system damage caused by MS and stop MS attacks. By supporting me, you too can make a difference in the life of someone with multiple sclerosis.
I am doing whatever it takes in the fight to end MS. Will you join me?